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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries

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Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries

An online introduction to getting started in Oxford libraries. This workshop will feature live demonstrations and hands on activities on how to use SOLO, the University’s resource discovery tool. We will search for a range of material and show you how to get hold of what you want to read. There will be regular breaks for questions.

Objectives - By the end of the session you will be able to

  • Identify which of Oxford's libraries you can use, and which meet your needs
  • Search SOLO to find printed and online books, journals and other materials
  • Place scanning requests, use the Click and Collect service, and book reading room slots
  • Access help and advice from the libraries on our large range of services in a variety of ways

Intended Audience: All Oxford Library users

Dates and booking

Next date TBA Booking closed


Notice of recording

Each live online training session will be recorded for accessibility and inclusivity reasons, and will be shared with all attendees after the session. It may also be put onto Canvas (Oxford University’s virtual learning environment) to enable other Oxford University members with SSO to view it.

A series of pre-recorded videos covering how to use SOLO are available at

More information


Presenters:  Alan Brown; Rachel Childs; Helen Bond

Format:  Online teacher-led presentation with breaks for Q&As and the opportunity for follow up one-to-one help and advice

What you will need:  You will need to provide your own computer with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge) or the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed.  Please read our guidance notes below on 'Using Teams for attending Bodleian iSkills workshops'.  You will need a speaker and microphone. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection.

Related courses:

Other workshops in the iSkills series